Roger Federer to miss Rio Olympics as declares season’s end
Rio De Janeiro: Swiss Tennis star Roger Federer will not be seen representing his nation in the Rio Olympics 2016 as he declared his season’s end on Wednesday.
Federer, who faced a knee injury earlier this year, wants more extensive rehabilitation.
In his Facebook post, 34-year old Switzerland's 17-time grand slam winner wrote-
- I'm extremely disappointed to announce that I will not be able to represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Rio and that I will also miss the remainder of the season.
- Considering all options after consulting with my doctors and my team, I have made the very difficult decision to call an end to my 2016 season as I need more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year.
- The doctors advised that if I want to play on the ATP World Tour injury free for another few years, as I intend to do, I must give both my knee and body the proper time to fully recover.
- It is tough to miss the rest of the year. However, the silver lining is that this experience has made me realize how lucky I have been throughout my career with very few injuries.
- I am as motivated as ever and plan to put all my energy towards coming back strong, healthy and in shape to play attacking tennis in 2017.